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  • Title: A Swiftly Tilting Planet
  • Author: Madeleine L'Engle
  • ISBN: 9781560547105
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback

  • A Swiftly Tilting Planet By Madeleine L'Engle In this companion volume to A Wrinkle In Time Newbery Award winner and A Wind In The Door fifteen year old Charles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior undertake a perilous journey through time in a desperate attempt to stop the destruction of the world by the mad dictator Madog Branzillo They are not alone in their quest Charles Wallace s sister, Meg grown and expectiIn this companion volume to A Wrinkle In Time Newbery Award winner and A Wind In The Door fifteen year old Charles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior undertake a perilous journey through time in a desperate attempt to stop the destruction of the world by the mad dictator Madog Branzillo They are not alone in their quest Charles Wallace s sister, Meg grown and expecting her first child, but still able to enter her brother s thoughts and emotions by kything goes with him in spirit.But in overcoming the challenges, Charles Wallace must face the ultimate test of his faith and will, as he is sent within four people from another time, there to search for a way to avert the tragedy threatening them all.
    Madeleine L'Engle
    Madeleine L Engle was an American writer best known for her Young Adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Many Waters Her works reflect her strong interest in modern science tesseracts, for example, are featured prominently in A Wrinkle in Time, mitochondrial DNA in A Wind in the Door, organ regeneration in The Arm of the Starfish, and so forth Madeleine was born on November 29th, 1918, and spent her formative years in New York City Instead of her school work, she found that she would much rather be writing stories, poems and journals for herself, which was reflected in her grades not the best However, she was not discouraged.At age 12, she moved to the French Alps with her parents and went to an English boarding school where, thankfully, her passion for writing continued to grow She flourished during her high school years back in the United States at Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina, vacationing with her mother in a rambling old beach cottage on a beautiful stretch of Florida Beach.She went to Smith College and studied English with some wonderful teachers as she read the classics and continued her own creative writing She graduated with honors and moved into a Greenwich Village apartment in New York She worked in the theater, where Equity union pay and a flexible schedule afforded her the time to write She published her first two novels during these years A Small Rain and Ilsa before meeting Hugh Franklin, her future husband, when she was an understudy in Anton Chekov s The Cherry Orchard They married during The Joyous Season.She had a baby girl and kept on writing, eventually moving to Connecticut to raise the family away from the city in a small dairy farm village with cows than people They bought a dead general store, and brought it to life for 9 years They moved back to the city with three children, and Hugh revitalized his professional acting career The family has kept the country house, Crosswicks, and continues to spend summers there.As the years passed and the children grew, Madeleine continued to write and Hugh to act, and they to enjoy each other and life Madeleine began her association with the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, where she has been the librarian and maintained an office for than thirty years After Hugh s death in 1986, it was her writing and lecturing that kept her going She has now lived through the 20th century and into the 21st and has written over 60 books and keeps writing She enjoys being with her friends, her children, her grandchildren, and her great grandchildren uscmillan author madeleCopyright 2007 Crosswicks, Ltd Madeleine L Engle, President

    A Swiftly Tilting Planet By Madeleine L'Engle

    Commentaires:

    Keith Mukai
    Though L Engle s storytelling improves after the dull previous outing of A Wind in the Door , Swiftly fails in other serious ways.The biggest problem is her somewhat silly reliance on hereditary family names from generation to generation names that endure for hundreds of years and somehow continue to intersect.Madoc, Madog, Maddux, and Mad Dog Gwydder, Gedder, and Gwen Zyllie, Zyllah, Zylle two Branwens and a Charles and a Chuck round out the cast I think.Something like four different generatio [...]

    Cait
    This is where this series entirely fell off the rails for me If you enjoyed this book, feel free to skip my rant You are totally entitled to your own opinions I expected to enjoy this It is a dear favorite of several of my friends But no I did not enjoy it I loathed this book Loathed Let us begin with the intro The gang is assembled again Dad is advising the president Mom is science ing Sandy is in medical school Denys is in law school Charles Wallace is doing a lot better in school and having e [...]

    Michael Fitzgerald
    This one is pretty weak The name thing is especially stupid It takes literally 150 pages out of 278 for them to figure out with a startled flash of comprehension that there s gosh a connection between various people named Madoc, Madog, Maddok, Maddox, Mad Dog, Branwen, Brandon, Bran, Zyll, Zylle, Zillo, Zillah, Zillie, Beezie B.Z , Branzillo And then it s on p.195 that we get Certainly the name Zillie must have some connection with Madoc s Zyll, and Ritchie Llawcae s Zylle Really You don t say G [...]

    D.M. Dutcher
    Wow Out of all of the Time Trilogy novels, I had the fondest memories of this I guess as a child I skipped over a lot of it.We enter the Murray family, but about 9 years or so from the events of a Wind in the Door Meg has married Calvin off screen and is pregnant Sandy and Denys are bankers, and Charles Williams is 15 I admit I wasn t crazy about that, seeing as Meg was the soul of the first two books, and I really wanted to see her interact with Calvin But I can understand.It sets up well alth [...]

    Morgan
    At Tara in this fateful hour,I place all Heaven with its power,And the sun with its brightness,And the snow with its whiteness,And the fire with all the strength it hath,And the lightning with its rapid wrath,And the winds with their swiftness along their path,And the sea with its deepness,And the rocks with their steepness,And the earth with its starkness,All these I place by God s almightly help and graceBetween myself and the powers of darkness This book was absolutely amazing, and an instant [...]

    Sarah
    Charles Wallace saves the universe from the forces of evil Dear Lord, I hated this book I m going with two stars because I do try to reserve a one star rating for truly unreadable books This wasn t necessarily bad I just hated it I hated the wooden dialogue I hated the vaguely racist patina over the Native American portrayal I hated the fact that everyone had the same flipping name I hated that the author circumvented background exposition with awkward over explaining conversations or exclamatio [...]

    Christopher
    I hate to admit it, but getting through this book has been a bit of a chore I m not altogether certain if I want to finish this chapter of the Wrinkle in Time series, though I m sure I ll press on because I bought the entire series and I want to get through it at least once What is interesting about this book is that it introduces us to an adult and very pregnant Meg, and a teenaged Charles Wallace, who is the center of this book After getting to know these two characters so well in the previous [...]

    Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
    4.5 stars Re read Spoilers abound It amazes me how I can still be finding new things to think about and learn from in L Engle s work even after 3 4 re reads The lyrical bits were a little harder to get through this time around but no less beautiful L Engle has a gift for creating incredible characters even though you only spend a short time in Madoc, Bran, Harcels, Chuck, and Matthew s brains through Charles, their stories drew me in And can we talk about the fact that Chuck and Matthew are both [...]

    Janni
    This book was deeply, deeply influential when I first read it Years later, I can see it s flaws clearly, but in many ways I don t care L Engle s overall sense of the universe having a fundamental all rightness beneath its darkness, and this particular book s sense that until they do happen the awful things don t have to happen, have stayed with me through the years.Just reread 2 11 12 Still magic Still so deep a comfort read Scattered thoughts about this book and The Arm of the Starfish here ja [...]

    Sesana
    L Engle is such a gifted writer that it took me much of this book for me to fully realize that it just wasn t working for me It s essentially a series of small family dramas, which I simply wasn t able to muster up a lot of enthusiasm for In the end, the fate of the world hinges on making sure that a key character who never actually appears in person has the correct ancestry I do appreciate the reappearance of what I consider a common theme in this series, that people, even unpleasant ones, have [...]

    Andrew Leon
    My first ever oral book report was on A Swiftly Tilting Planet I chose it because I had so much enjoyed the book And, hey, it had a flying unicorn I got an A on the written report I didn t do so well on the oral presentation I never let that happen again, though It was what you call a learning experience Three books into reading and re reading L Engle s Time Quintent and I m finally realizing what it is, exactly, that I don t like about them The characters don t do anything They spend their time [...]

    Neil Coulter
    When I was a kid, the L Engle s Time series was just a trilogy, so this was the final volume On this re read, as bedtime stories with the kids, I enjoyed the first volume, A Wrinkle in Time, and liked the second, A Wind in the Door, even better This one, though it s a different kind of story Though L Engle attempted a much bigger, substantial story, it falls short in some frustrating ways.What s good about A Swiftly Tilting Planet the language L Engle seems to have put much into crafting ever [...]

    Zeo
    Although I thought it was far better than A Wind in the Door, this book still was a struggle to get through in my recent re read of this series Of the first three, which I d read as a kid, I really only remembered plot elements from the first, and character elements from the first and second This one, I don t know I know I read it and enjoyed it This time, reading the first chapter or so was stunning It starts off surprisingly political, and despite the generally conservative presentation of wom [...]

    Ariel
    I re read all of these in a row A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door and this conclusion What a difference in quality But this isn t the typical gold, silver, brass progression of a trilogy It s like gold, silver, mud A Swiftly Tilting Planet is terribly dated and even racist There s a bad guy in Patagonia who wants to use The Bomb and Charles Wallace can only fix the problem by traveling back in time and space to make sure the right father begets the guy with his finger on the button The char [...]

    Kerri
    Charles Wallace, unicorns, telepathy and time travel For me, there is very little not to like in this book L Engle again explores connections through space and time, and how the actions of just one person can alter history as we know it One of the books I can read again and again and always enjoy.

    C.P. Cabaniss
    Although the following books in the series haven t been as good as the first book, I am glad that I have continued on Each of the three books I have listened to so far have been a lot of fun, in different ways This one jumps several years into the future Charles Wallace is now fifteen, the twins are in graduate school, and Meg has graduated with advanced degrees and is now pregnant with her first child You can tell that they have all aged and matured, but they still stay true to their younger ch [...]

    Ariel
    I feel like I ve been sucked into the side of an airbrushed panel van Boom unicorn

    D
    L Engle s Time Quartet diminishes in cohesion with each installment Whether from the author s own under writing or her publishing house s imprudent hands off editing after the wild success of A Wrinkle in Time, this book is a disappointment L Engle has shown herself capable of visionary writing, and the Wallace family is undeniably charming, so why such a half baked result

    Ciara Wilkie
    I enjoyed this than the second book I also enjoyed that we learn about the O Keefe side I would say the ending was anticlimactic I feel like her books tend to have that oversimplified ending I would say this book was enjoyable and worth reading but not one I would read many times.

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    Emma Grace
    Is speechless I don t even know how to review this book So I won t P All I can say, is that this one is maybe better than A Wrinkle In Time

    Tiffany Jones
    I found out after I finished reading that this is actually book 4 of the A Wrinkle in Time quintet, not Book 3, but that didn t interfere with my enjoyment at all It did confuse me, a little when I started reading the next book and everyone was younger than in this book, though Many changes have come to the Murry family Charles Wallace is now fifteen and Meg is married to Calvin, and expecting their first child The twins, Sandy and Denny s, are Home from law and medical school Everyone has gathe [...]

    Pam
    I did not expect to like this book and it took me a while to get into the story, but once I did, Wow This is way, way better than the first two books in L Engle s Time series Now that I ve read this book, I ve figured out why I couldn t appreciate the first two I think L Engle tried too hard with the science in the first two books Don t get me wrong, I liked the science I just think she tried too hard with it that the story came out disjointed Nothing fit right But this book Wow I liked the plot [...]

    J.Aleksandr Wootton
    A very odd book, dealing with ideas about altering history, causality, family lineage, destiny, and so on but not with a multiverse approach, so far as I remember The story was exciting enough but I don t recall enjoying its philosophy, which is quite overt.I do think A Swiftly Tilting Planet could produce valuable discussions in, say, a middle grade classroom setting Students will need guidance navigating the nuances of L Engle s what if material.Also, what a beautiful title One of my favorites [...]

    Charles
    Just stick with A Wrinkle in Time.

    June
    Rating is really 3.5 stars I liked this one but it has some issues And I think if I were younger I would have liked this a little bit But it has time travel, some historical fiction and fantasy science fiction elements All genres I like But as usual the fantasy philosophy was unsettling for me personally And after a while, the similarities in names in varying generations were confusing Maybe a family tree illustration would be helpful I can think of book recommendations if you like or enjoy thi [...]

    Angela Blount
    4.5 Stars Time travel, evil dictators, Unicorns, and impending nuclear doom Oh my When you break it down to it s basic parts, it doesn t look like this story could possibly work And yet, somehow, it does Not perfectly or without some name related confusion But what it sometimes lacks in clear logical progression it makes up for in sheer wonderment, empathy building, and that Murry family bond which readers have by this point come to know and love In the first book of this series, the focus was o [...]

    Vendela
    Rereading this series is so soothing And galvanizing.

    Kerry
    This isn t a proper review I m not talking much about the plot, or deeper meanings or the paradoxes involved in time travel I m really just gushing, because I totally loved reading this book.While I was supposed to be rereading it for Kailana s book challenge this month, I kept putting off starting it This was because I remember this book with such fondness and I was afraid it wouldn t live up to my memory I was disappointed in my reread of A Wind in the Door and I was so scared the same thing w [...]

    Joana MarĂ­n
    C mon the f ck on These books plot and arrangement keep getting worse and worse even thou the written is waaaay better here, the book still blows So, the family is all together again, yay We hear about everybody being successful and living their dreams BUT the only thing we get from the main character, Meg who I dislike even now , is that she is pregnant Meg is pregnant and that s it When she was a kid she was extremely good at math, in fact, math was the only thing she was good for and still, [...]

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